“The True Story of a False Prophet!“
After premiering at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Feature Documentary, Vikram Gandhi’s comedic documentary Kumaré is finally getting a theatrical run. Kino Lorber will be releasing the film in American theatres on June 20th, and the distributor has just unveiled a trailer for it.
Exploring the power of eastern religion and philosophy in an unusual manner, the filmmaker pretends to be a wise spiritual guru for his documentary.
As seen in the new trailer, Gandhi has obtained a number of devoted followers, despite very unorthodox teachings. While there are some very funny moments, the decision to impersonate a guru seems difficult to comprehend, and you have to feel incredibly sorry for the followers.
Kumaré is a wise guru from the East who indoctrinated a group of followers in the West. Kumaré, however, is not real–he is the alter ego of American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, who impersonated a spiritual leader for the sake of a social experiment designed to challenge one of the most widely accepted taboos: that only a tiny “1%” can connect the rest of the world to a higher power.
Concealing his true identity from everyone he meets, Kumaré forges profound and spiritual connections with people from all walks of life. At the same time, in the absurdity of living as an entirely different person, Vikram, the filmmaker, is forced to confront difficult questions about his own identity.
At the height of his popularity, Kumaré unveils his true identity to a core group of disciples who are knee-deep in personal transformation.
Will they accept his final teaching? Can this illusion reveal a greater spiritual truth? KUMARE, at once playful and profound, is an insightful look at faith and belief.
A documentary about filmmaker Vikram Gandhi who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumare must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.
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Director: Vikram Gandhi
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Date of release: June 20th, 2012
Cast: Vikram Gandhi
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